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year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
, and curators exploring the lives of the women who served as first lady from martha washington to michelle obama. in a first of its kind project for television. season one begins monday night at nine o'clock eastern pacific on c-span and c-span.org. >> senate judiciary subcommittee chairman dick durbin of the commission on reducing gun violence. witness included victims of gun violence and constitutional law attorneys. congress is considering several proposals to curb on violence such as banning assault weapons and curbing cartridges. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> this hearing will come to order. today's hearing is entitled, proposals to reduce gun violence. protecting our communities while respecting the second amendment. this is the first hearing of this constitutional subcommittee. i want to welcome my ranking republican member, senator ted cruz of texas. thank you for joining us at this committee hearing, as well as my other colleagues. i also want to thank senator pat leahy for giving us the opportunity to have this hearing today. we are pleased to have such a large audience for the he
today in washington. thousands of people marched past the white house and urged president obama to take strong measures to combat climate change. they called for greater support of clean energy technologies and voiced opposition to the controversial xl keystone pipeline that would carry oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. >>> there's a lot more ahead as "nightly news" continues on a sunday. a new study suggests how women may dramatically reduce the chances their children will develop autism. >>> and later, making a difference at a school where the kids are taught they have more to give than they may think. >>> we're back with health news tonight, an important finding involving autism and how women may reduce the risk of their children developing it. a study in the "journal of the american medical association" found that expanding the use of folic acid, a commonly used vitamin, had a big impact. we get more tonight from nbc's chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: dr. tamara goldwasser is an ob/gyn who counsels women on how to have a healthy pregnancy. >> you're taki
on the looming travel crisis. >> reporter: a budget battle in washington, d.c. could have a ripped effect on air travel across the country. the obama administration is warning that the sequester could be devastating. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: a high stake degrees bait with $85 billion of cuts on the line. >> i think it is posturing on both sides. >> reporter: transportation officials are saying that it could stop air-traffic controllers. in maryland the towers at five regional and national airports could close. >> these controllers provide an important function in the congested and busy airspace. >> is also possibility that tsa screeners could be furloughed. if it happens there could be lengthy delays at security checkpoints. passengers here at bwi is saying any delays greater than what they experience would be a big headache. >> someone who travels for business it is a concern. i'm in the airport two to three time as week. the
attention, served in washington only two years. i was a very enthusiastic supporter of obama and remain but we new national security could be a problem. and appointed as secretary of state and secretary of defense and a retired marine general for domestic reasons and he lasted one year and putting in leon panetta and know he is your neighbor in california but captured by the mentality of the cia. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also was ruled by the military that is how you got the surge of forces. i think he realizes he was had and that is important and why i am optimistic about the second term this is a wiser man with foreign policy but he has ended the war in iraq meandering to ending the war in afghanistan and allowing the pentagon with the motor skills of a dinosaur such as a timetable for withdrawal all obama has to do i look at the gorbachev experience, and came in 1985, gave a secret speech 1986 faugh denouncing afghanistan, had told shultz we are getting out with one year to turn around and then announced a timetable then we were gone in 89. we need to
." exploring the lives of the women who served as first lady from martha washington to michelle obama in a first of its kind profit for television. season one begins at 9:00 eastern and pacific. watch the program earlier in the day live at 2:00 eastern on c- span. host: here in washington we have david winston adn from new york city steve mcmahan. thank you to both of the. as we look at the state of the union, what do you think about the tone? what about the term of the president's delivery ended the way he was saying his message? guest: i think he did what many presidents do in the state of the union address, he laid out an agenda for the future. those things tend to be kind of a list. then he built to a crescendo at the end on having a vote on the gun-control measures that he has introduced. i thought it was a terrific state of the union address that did lay out the agenda. republicans know what it is he would like to accomplish. american people know what is at stake. now we will see if congress is willing to act. guest: you had the inaugural and the state of the union. he laid out
in the "washington post" obama ruse. it's not that different from what rubio's group is talking about. but republicans can slam obama's plan as some sort of kenyan socialist inspired abdication of sovereignty. >> that's a good one. will laugh at that a week. >> they can blast the provisions on boarder security as laughable. they can describe the absence of a real plan for reforming the legal immigration process as slapdash or unserious or whatever they want to call it. so if the president really wants immigration reform to pass one of the most helpful things he could do is put out his own plan as decoy to draw republican fire while the senate works on bipartisan consensus, which looks suspiciously like what just happened. >> i said when rubio went on fox and other shows,it was a kabuki dance. marco rubio's plan is a great plan, look what he's doing and ignored he's doing it at 95% of what the president is doing. i'm fine. whatever gets you through the night, awesome. but let us not pretend that one of these plans is much different than others because it's just not. >> no, it's not. it
games are what washington is all b. president obama has proved himself very good to play this game. he has a strong hand right now. in the current situation with the $16 trillion in debt both republicans and democrat vs. plenty of blame. but it's kind of unusual in this particular case to have president obama complaining about the sequester, since bob woodward's book clearly pins the impetus for the sequester on the white house. the white house came up with this back before the election, because president obama really didn't want to have another big fight about the debt ceiling and everything and he wanted to give some sort of cuts to republicans in order to get past the election. and then he succeeded and here we are now where these cuts are about to take effect. we've kicked the can down the road a couple of times now, and now that he's securely reelected he really doesn't want to have these cuts go into effect. and he's desperate to find some other way of lessening the concerns of republicans who are very concerned about the exploding costs of the government. jon: if both sides agre
here. >> when you pick up the phone and want to get a message to president obama, who you talk to in the white house? >> i talked to washington through two or three agencies. i probably talk to arnie duncan once a month. right now, hhs is a big issue. i would talk to the secretary while we are up here. i have not had to duck to the president. -- talk to the president. he called to ask your food be part of an education event -- if we would be part of an education event. vice president biden always offers a cell phone if we needed. >> he was the sheriff of the stimulus if i recall. did you have some encounters with him? >> we were seeing the last of that. >> time for one last question. the clock is ticking down. a point of personal privilege, speaking of joe biden, and hardball for you. where is the best barbecue for tennessee? >> that is the hardest question you have asked me. if i answer, i am toast. memphis is the barbecue center of the south. i will go with memphis. >> a place? >> i can go there. - can't go there. >> is the university of tennessee going to be confounded of --
that he may have attacked her before the shooting. president obama is going back to washington after playing a round of golf with tiger woods. taking lessons from wood's former coach. they teed off and president went 27 holes and shot somewhere in the 80s. >> brand-new details emerging about the pope's health one week after he announced his resignation. they say his hearing has deteriorated and appears to have gone blind in his left eye. he got heart surgery and he is set to step down next month. >> danica patrick is the very first woman to win the pole at the daytona 500. she will start in the first position and jeff gordon will start second. she topped 196 miles an hour. >> i think it just shows what a great organization it is. when you put a good group of people together what can happen. >> and fox and friends is going to be live in the daytona 500 that is next week. >> congratulations to her she is a b the program. it's noisy, i've been there. today is officially known as washington's birthday but because we put them altogether, it's now known as presidents' day. we have some fac
of "the washington times" this morning. "gop is resisting obama rusher on tax increase." host: that is the front-page lead,, and at the end of the story is this. "the senate next week will consider competing democratic and republican proposals to stop the automatic cuts. the democratic plan would institute a 30% minimum tax rate on incomes over $1 million, cut farm subsidies and institute military cuts delayed until most us troops have returned from afghanistan. neither plan is expected to win the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. instead, attention will shift to the next deadline, arch 27, when financing for the government runs out. the house bill would retain financing at pre-sequester levels, one $.043 trillion -- $ 1.0 43 trillion. senate democratic leaders have yet to decide whether they will go along or force another showdown on the automatic cuts with the government shutdown in the balance. but aides warned they will only do that if public opinion shifts overwhelmingly to their side. so far they say the public may say it sides with democrats, but there is little
.ncicap.org-- >> japanese prime minutester is in washington meeting with president obama this hour and later this afternoon speaking at the center for strategic and international studies. we'll have that live at 4:00 p.m. eastern. this week the governors are in washington. we'll begin our coverage live on saturday morning we delaware governor and also the oklahoma governor. that will be followed by a couple of round table discussions on employment disabled and the royal of states in cyber security. and more live coverage on sunday here on c-span starting at 9:30 and later in the day it will be a focus on education with connecticut governor and iowa governor. that is this weekend mga coverage here on c-span. >> i think it's pretty accurate that they don't play by the rules in most cases. i think they bend the rules to fit their circumstance. i think americans and a lot of westerners tend to be more legalistic when we go into things. we want things on a contract. we think that's the be all and end all. where the chinese will sign any contract and then the minute the ink is adry they'll try to interpret it to
with president obama in here to talk about u.s.-japanese relations. >> the more important you are in washington, the worse you are treated when you come to a building. there were six elevators, you could take any one you wanted. you have to come on the trash elevator. we make you come down to reserve room. that is what it means when you are important. it is called security. we are delighted to have the prime minister here. this is an exciting time for us. we know of his leadership through the years and we are really delighted to have him here. we are excited that he can be with us today. i would especially like to say words of thanks for our colleagues. we are delighted to have you here, a senior advisor to the prime minister is here. the deputy chief and cabinet secretary. the ambassador is here, one of my bosses. i have to recognize him. a great service for america and japan, we are delighted to have you here. and the governor from alaska, he is our closest state to japan and has the keenest interest in japan. it is wonderful to have you here, governor. there is a new word in washington, the
. specifically the fact that president obama is putting climate change back on the agenda for washington policymakers urging action in both the inaugural address and the state of the union and saying if congress does not meet to act the targets set forth in cope pen hague again, he will. we listened to some of the conversation between senior hill staff and administration and folks from dough and i like to know what the real significant, and how significant is it that president obama is engaging at this level. >> first of all it is great to see you and great to see everybody here. now, you asked me this question. and actually i think it is really significant that he mentioned climate in both of those occasions because if you, if you think about washington for the last few years, after the attempt to pass broad, comprehensive climate legislation in 2010 there was just no talk about climate. i mean people talked about clean energy and people talked about green jobs and people talked everything else but climate. and i think that was really a mistake. it is sort of, it understates the urgency
on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a robber. bill: starting to se
. that will be live at 2:30 eastern. some news this afternoon, actually this morning, a washington post reporter saying the senate minority has called on president obama to withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary, citing serious doubts about its basic competence to meet the substantial demands of the office. blake of the washington post is tweeting john mccain is not among them. chuck hagel has appeared gop senator on board for the confirmation, shelby of alabama. n sent a letter to the commander-in-chief asking for the withdrawal. tonight we are taking a look at the issue of school choice and the role that vouchers and charter schools play in education in this country. at 8:00, a presentation by an education researcher discussing the pros and cons of charter schools and whether vouchers make a difference in school quality. at 9:00 eastern we will be joined by an education reporter covering charter schools and vouchers. he will respond to your calls, tweets, and comments, tonight on c-span. washington journal this morning was all about the culture of guns in america. one of
. obama just divisively won an election, determined on the minds of the americans. polls see republicans as the uncompromising party in washington so the public is likely to blame them. the republicans have more to lose politically than the re-elected obama does. a government shutdown fight might be necessary for republican lawmakers to get the need for confrontation with obama out of their systems. like what a five year old having a tantrum. okay. for member management purposes. [ bell chimes ] >> what? >> stephanie: it is apparently necessary to get the rank and file to stick it to the system. but it seems highly unlikely they'll be able to escape damage here. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and i agree. i love that. we're just waiting for them to finish spinning on their backs in the wal-mart parking lot. all right. tucker yourself out. okay. [ laughter ] >> someone didn't get his nap. >> stephanie: go to bed. john in nashville you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: good morning. i just have -- well actually -- two observations and once statement. >> stephanie:
primaries. governors will depend on washington this weekend for the governor's winter meeting. president obama will hold a reception for all of the governors at the white house on sunday. we're back with more show after the break. stay with us. ♪ i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine. from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ ♪ hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome to it. happy friday. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere
on president obama to press for climate change reform in his second-term agenda. i want to bring back ryan grimm of the "washington post" and cries teen bellantoni, political editor at the pbs "newshour." >> ryan, those response oregon this event are calling the event at the mall largest climate event ever. waiting for crowd counts. not sure if that's going to happen. the main purpose was to put the president on notice about the promises he made during his state of the union speech. how significant is this? >> i think it was a big deal. one of our reporters was down there, and she tells me it was huge, tens and tenses of thousands of people stretching from the washington monument to the white house. >> wow. >> and these are groups who are allied with the white house but are saying, look, enough of this. and they are not just asking for action to -- you know, to make the world a better place, to advance clean technology and grown energy, but they are saying let's stop destroying it also, you know. if obama opens up, you know, the arctic to oil drilling, that will be -- you know, that will b
washington, crossroads, karl rove's group, is doing the same thing. what will they do differently this time around after some of the failures of 2012? >> both groups are fascinated by the success of president obama's re-election and in general the superior effort that democrats have had in identifying voters and mobilizing those voters to turn out. so that's a similarity. where they're in conflict is the root cause. karl rove's groups think the problem, they had too many unelectable candidates, too many extreme canned dates, too many fringe candidates. the koch brothers believe the success of the republican party and the conservative movement really is coming from the grass roots, not the washington establishment. so we're going to see these two financial engines of the republican party really at otdo with each other over the next couple years. >> john, it's dan senor. >> hey, dan. >> how much is the problem that one of the challenges facing the republican party is the ability to organize on the ground, technologically but also knocking on doors. the party because of the new campaign financ
,000 in campaign funds on personal items. the illinois democrat appeared in a federal district court in washington. he had resigned from congress last november, after being treated for bi-polar disorder. jackson will be sentenced in late june. his wife sandra also pleaded guilty today, to committing tax fraud. the obama administration is launching a new strategy to fight cyber theft. the plan announced today includes a diplomatic effort to discourage intellectual property theft abroad. it also calls for better coordination to help u.s. companies protect themselves. at a washington briefing, attorney general eric holder said the damage done by economic espionage is growing. >> the stakes have never really been higher. in some industries, a single trade secret can be worth millions or even billions of dollars. trade secret theft can require companies to lay off employees, close factories, to lose sales and profits, to experience a decline in competitive position and advantage or even to go out of business. >> sreenivasan: the announcement came on the heels of a report by a virginia cyber-security fi
journal" speaker boehner says most americans are just hearing about this washington creation for the first time, the sequester. what they might not realize from about obama's statements it is a product of the president's own failed leadership. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. alan colmes, host of the "alan colmes radio show". both are fox news contributors and both are here to debate this. i think if you closed your eyes yesterday you probably would have heard two things. millionaires and billionaires. it is their fault and republicans are in the way. it is their fault as well. tucker, what do you hear? >> well i heard if only the rich would pay their fair share and republicans would stop standing up for hedge fund managers that, you know, the first-responders could get paid. i mean i saw a display of profound demagoguery and i saw a guy who is not at all interested in making a deal. i will say obama's a pretty skillful negotiator. the point of the sequester to convince americans that every federal employee is absolutely necessary. if you cut any part of the federal budget you will wa
play political chicken. on the front page of the "washington post," as cuts near the focus is on blame, jockeying for the high ground. so the republicans are trying to say -- they are blaming this whole thing on president obama, said it was his idea. so i want you to understand for the record how this hand. remember this was all about the debt ceiling. how do we avoid going over the fiscal cliff with the debt ceiling last summer. and they were log jammed. and they said we need something to really make this happen. and at a meeting at the white house somebody said years ago they had a thing called the sequester, where these horrible horrible, horrible cuts were put in there that would happen if congress didn't act. and everybody said okay. let's do that again. then it came up to the congress and the republicans in congress 174 of them voted for this. john boehner paul ryan eric cantor all voted for it. and when it was over john boehner said i love this. i got 98% of what i want. these cuts which are so bad that everybody thought never, never, never would congr
as if nothing ever happened. >> abraham lincoln arrived in washington in 1847. the reasons for his quick departure part of "book tv." yesterday, the head of cyber security efforts outlined the goals of president obama's executive order. he spoke at a conference. this is 25 minutes. >> hello. it is my distinct pleasure to introduce the doctor today. he is the senior director for cyber security on the national security staff at the white house. he has developed national and foreign policy and coordinates the sever security efforts of the federal executive branch. he has several roles including leading the efforts to develop the national strategy for a trusted identity is in cyberspace. and the is very well rounded. he has worked in roles at the age s, an essay, and the department of state. he has a ph.d. in computer science from the university of cambridge. he has a bs in computer science from georgia tech. and the has operational technical, and policy experience. please welcome dr. andy. >> i am definitely telling my mother i am well rounded. i do want to emphasize to use the e-mail addre
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